What are families and caretakers doing to minimize fall risks? Acceptance of falls to elderly parents is not acceptable. We had a bed Posey for Mother which rang in her room for when I am with her to alert me that she is getting out of bed. A Nurse took it to have someone in the facility fix it. Tgat was the last we saw of the bed "Posey". Mother has a wrist alarm that calls a Nurses Aid. After her falls it did no good as she did not remember what it was for. Her mind has cleared up but when she rings the alarm, it can be a very long time until an Aid or Nurse gets free to come to her room to see why she rang it. There is no monitor like a baby cam. Nothing has worked except being here myself or having a private duty Nurses Aid that is truly unaffordable. We used myself 16 hours a day and Nurses Aid an 8 hour shift while Mother was in ininant danger of a fall. She no longer has overnight Nurses Aids. I am with her 12 hours a day. If we didn't do that she would not have recovered to the point where she can balance and use her walker to go to the bathroom at nighttime and her memory has improved. After each fall her memory got worse and worse. It has been approximately 4 months since her last fall.
If Mother takes sick she will again be in danger of falling. Science has come up with so many inventions, what is being done to find a way of keeping the elderly from falling. There are more tools available for babies than for the elderly. Many of the elderly have shrunken in size, they are not that heavy, why can't some of the baby tools be sized up for the elderly to work automatically when they loose balance?